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Mediterranean Pita Sandwich with Avocado and Homemade Hummus

Fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and legumes are the foundation of the Mediterranean diet and are well known for their health benefits. This quick, plant-based meal is a humble variation of the classic falafel with pita.

Makes 4 servings


  • 1/2 red onion

  • 2 zucchini or yellow squash

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 1 yellow bell pepper

  • 2 tbsp za'atar

  • 1 tsp sumac

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 4 cup power greens

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 medium cucumber

  • 2 ripe avocados

  • Roasted garlic and red pepper za'atar hummus (we substituted basil for red pepper and you can too!)

  • Mozzarella Fresca

  • 4 whole-wheat pita

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • salt to taste


  1. Cut onion, bell peppers, and zucchini into 2-inch long slices. Chop cucumber and keep aside.

  2. In a 12 inch skillet, heat olive oil and add onions, bell peppers, and zucchini. Sautee on high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Once the vegetables are soft, turn off the heat. Right before serving, add za'atar and salt to ensure that the vegetables do not get soggy. If they do, grill them on high heat for a few minutes until it evaporates!

  4. Slice the avocado and mozzarella. Slice in half and heat the pita in a toaster oven for about 4 minutes.

  5. Separate the layers and spread the hummus. Fill with power greens, veggies, avocado, and cheese. Top with za'atar and sumac. Serve with additional power greens, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!

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